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National News

Neighbourhood Watch Week 2021 is approaching. 5th-11th June

This year National Neighbourhood Watch Week is from 5th – 11th June and the theme is all about connecting with your community. That might mean revitalising the connections in your street or area with your Neighbourhood Watch membership, or it might just be more generally making the most of the community around where you live. […]

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PCC

New Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner

A reminder that we now have a new Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside.  Visit the website here to meet Jonathon Evison and you can read Keith Hunter’s final words here.

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National News OurWatch

OurWatch May newsletter is out

The May edition of the e-newsletter from OurWatch is now out. Read the .pdf here. It’s a ‘bumper edition’ (their description) and there is indeed plenty in there in the buildup to Neighbourhood Watch Week which is coming up in June. Have a read and share with members of your group.

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Local News Policing Prevention

Anti-Social Behaviour in NEL Green Spaces. Have you reported any?

The Anti-Social Behaviour team are interested in finding out about any unreported incidents – especially related to activities with motor bikes – in public green spaces within the borough of North East Lincolnshire. Are you close to a public park, a large green space or a specific play area with a grassed area within that […]

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Scams

Scam bulletin for 23rd April 2021

If you’ve not yet subscribed to email alerts from Which? Then I’d recommend them. Short and sweet emails warning you about some of the latest scams doing the rounds and some helpful tips. Subscribe to their alerts here. This week I’d just like to highlight a couple of important issues: Doorstep callers. 5 things you […]

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PCC

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Election is on May 6th 2021.

PCCs were elected for the second time on the 5th of May 2016 in 40 force areas across England and Wales. The role of the PCCs is to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account. They are responsible for the totality of policing and aim to cut crime and deliver […]

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Prevention

Prevent Car Crime. Leave it Locked, Lit and Empty

Car crime is a real problem in the UK. Alarmingly, one car is stolen every ten minutes. With Covid- 19 and the recent lockdowns, many people aren’t driving or checking on their cars as much as they used to. We want to remind car owners to remain vigilant about where and how they park their […]

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Scams

Scam bulletin 9th April 2021

This week: a couple of warnings about specific types of scam; a warning about ’fleeceware’; a scam notification service and a note about scam guides. Supermarket shopping scams Consumers who have been ordering their groceries online during lockdown are being warned about a new scam call. An automated message says that your Tesco order has […]

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National News OurWatch

National OurWatch April newsletter is out

The monthly e-newsletter from OurWatch – the National Neighbourhood Watch Charity – is now published for April 2021. Well worth a read as always. Download the .pdf from here.

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Crime Information Local News

Dog thefts on the rise. Do you have any experience of this?

The national OurWatch  are concerned with the rapidly spreading problem of female dog thefts for expensive breeding programmes to take place, and to allow the laundering of illegal drugs money through secondary means. We have been asked this morning to request examples of any potential dog thefts in our area. Has anyone in your group […]

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Community Policing Prevention

Boy Racers in Cleethorpes. New video in partnership with local Policing Team

A new short video has just been released to Clee.TV. Produced by Hammond House Productions and funded by VANEL and produced in partnership with Humberside Police and the Cleethorpes Policing team. Watch it on Facebook here or YouTube here. More of interest if you’re in Cleethorpes I know, but this is another good example of […]

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National News OurWatch

March newsletter from national OurWatch team is out

The March 2021 edition of the e-newsletter from the National OurWatch team is out. Download the .pdf here. This month includes a lot about scams but plenty more besides. Always a useful and interesting read. Don’t forget they come out monthly on the OurWatch website. Share with your neighbours.

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Crime Information Local News Policing

Up to date Crime Statistics for your area

Don’t forget that our ward level information pages link to the most up to date information that is local to you. This might be useful for your group making funding applications, or for focusing on local issues to tackle yourselves or with partners. The Police crime statistics have just been updated (they’re a month or […]

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Funding National News OurWatch

Last minute chance to get a few £100 for your Neighbourhood Watch project

The National OurWatch team have some money left from their Community Grants pot and the closing date is 31st March. If you’re a formally registered Neighbourhood Watch group then you can apply for a small amount of funding (£100-500) for a local community project. The application form is not complex but you’ll need to have […]

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Scams

Scams bulletin for 5th March 2021

A couple of specific scam warnings this week related to common, current problems. The first is about texts and automated phone calls which are suggesting problems with National Insurance or Tax. These are all scams. I’ve personally had these this week and have spoken to many people who have already received the calls. National Insurance […]